Flipping through channels this morning I caught an interview on Fox News (sic) with a supposed "Democratic Strategist", I didn't get her name but she was a babbling idiot. The Fox interviewer was making a strong case that Democrats were running out of issues to run on. Gas prices are dropping, the economy is in good shape, and even Osama Bin Laden may be dead. What issues do the Democrats have? What are their alternative policies to Bush and the Republicans? "Well," the democratic ding-bat responded, "look at the price of milk"!!! That was her response! This well-paid "Democratic strategist" could only respond with that piece of crap.
I knew the Democrats were taking a big risk by focusing on gas prices and getting Osama Bin Laden. I could see the "October Surprise" coming a mile away.... Gas prices are dropping (though still too high, and why?), and European intelligence has been published that claims that Osama Bin Laden may be dead. Bush could hardly take credit for it, but it will no doubt boost his poll ratings more on the "war on terror." Despite all the mistakes of the Bush Admnistration, the American people still trust Bush and the GOP more than the Democrats on fighting the "warr on terror." And I don't see how opposing "torturing" terrorist suspects will help Democrats. Watch how the Republicans turn the anti-torture proponents into "soft on terrorism" liberalism.
Well, first of all, why are the Democrats accepting the whole premise of a "war on terrorism", especially in Iraq?? Some Democrats have made the point that Bush's invasion of Iraq had nothing to do with terrorism, and has made the threat of terrorism even a larger threat to the U.S., but it has been too little too few and too late. The media, and many "moderate" Democrats are still accepting the whole "war on terrorism" lie, which is a cloak for the Republican neo-fascist takeover of the government, the erosion of civil rights, and the unconstitutional usurption of more executive power.
The Democrats SHOULD be quesioning the "war on terrorism" and making the case for the IMPEACHMENT of the Bush/Cheney regieme. The need to be talking about "class warfare" being waged by Bush, the GOP and their coporate rich allies agaisnt the working class. The should be making the case for UNIVERSAL, public health insurance to cover every U.S. citizen. Instead, they talk about "prescription drug benefits" for a few seniors, or minor band-aid fixes to larger problems.
While many on the "progressive left" have been assuming that Bush's poll numbers will continue to fall and that voters will be throwing Republicans out of Congress, I see something else. I see Bush's poll numbers going back up, with more focus on fighting the "war on terrorism", the possible death or capture of Osama Bin Laden, lower gas prices to give the illusioin of an improving economy, and the conservative-right dominating the political discourse on terrorism, war, and taxes, and the Democrats babbling on talk shows about the price of milk...
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